Suspected kidnappers have killed a lecturer at the Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam, confirmed the incident on Monday.
He explained that gunmen operating near Okada junction along the Benin-Lagos Highway attacked a bus that the victim Mr Kelvin Izevbekhai and other passengers were travelling in.
“The gunmen abducted Mr Izevbekhai and other passengers in the bus while the driver of the minibus was said to have fled into the bush along with four other passengers”.
According to him, the lecturer tried to escape but was killed by the suspected kidnappers, “the police went after the kidnappers in the bush and succeeded in rescuing the victims.
Mr Danmallam assured residents the police are working on a new strategy which entails taking the war to the kidnappers’ den in the jungle in order to effectively tackle the scourge.